Waterfowl season is rapidly approaching in the Northern Territory and Darwin hunters will be pleased they can now camp on hunting reserves.
A trial memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been set up to give hunters associated with the Northern Territory Branch of Field and Game Australia (NT F&G) permission to camp out during waterfowl season, according to Minister for Parks and Wildlife Bess Price.
"Hunting is a popular activity in the Territory, and the Country Liberals Government recognises the ongoing contribution made by NT F&G members throughout the year to ensure the hunting reserves remain productive and environmentally healthy," she said.
NT F&G members will work with the Ministry to collect data and information which will be used in future negotiations.
The hunters will keep track of the number of waterfowl shot and the number of hunters and campers on the reserves.
Anyone looking at property in Darwin might be pleased to know the new relationship developing under the MOU will encourage sustainable harvest of waterfowl and keep their habitat maintained.
The 2013 waterfowl season begins September 18.